Monday, 16 March 2009


Very sad news regarding the death of Sir Nicholas Henderson , H.M.'s Ambassador in Washington during the Falklands War .

The Telegraph has an excellent obituary .

The funniest part , for me , anyway , was the news that when French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing visited the Queen in 1976 she made him a gift of a black Labrador called - wait for it - Sambo !

Can you imagine the wailing and ululation that would emit from the elite classes today ?

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